News – 15 January 2023

Season start-up 2023

Games start-up again as follows:

  • Seniors – re-commenced 7th January 2023
  • Blowfly Cricket – Friday 27th January
  • Junior Blasters – Saturday 28th January
  • Juniors:
    • Mixed – Saturday 28th January
    • Girls – Saturday 28th January

WPH Lions Football Club registrations

We support all local Sporting groups within our community and have a great relationship with our community sporting colleagues from other Codes. Our relationship with the Lions goes back to when they started in 1969 with members of the West Penno Cricket Club playing a key part in setting up the Club.

Our shared passion is to see more children playing organised sport for Community Clubs – in winter and summer.

With the Women’s World Cup being played in Australia this year it is a wonderful opportunity to promote the opportunities for Girls to play Football.

Registrations are now Open for the 2022-23 season via Lions Registration for everyone aged Under 6s to over 40’s.


Women’s Social Cricket – starting on 1 February

Great news that the highly successful Women’s Social Cricket Smash starts up again in February. Details are:

  • When:                    Wednesday 1 February to 15th March 2023
  • Where:                   Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara
  • Time:                      6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Cost:                      $70 for 7 weeks

The Social Smash will be the first time Mark Taylor Oval will be used since the $10m redevelopment upgrade has been completed.

What is the Social Smash

For those new to this concept it is as much about having a game of cricket with other women in a safe and non-judgemental environment as it is about laying out a blanket on the ground after the game and sharing a glass of wine and nibbles with friends and new found friends without having to rush home.

How do I register?

You can register via the following link – Register here

What happens next?

Contact Danielle Chivers or 0408 597 645 to find out more.

Indian Cricket Gala Day

CNSW is running an ‘Indian Cricket Gala Day’ at Cricket Central. Details are:

  • When:                    Monday 16 January 2023
  • Where:                   Cricket Central (161 Silverwater Rd, Sydney Olympic Park)
  • Time:                     5.00 pm to 7.00 pm

The Gala Day offers; Cricket Blast sessions; Face painting; Site tour & Coaching Masterclass plus learn to get involved in Sydney Cricket.

Indoor Cricket Holiday competition

CNSW is hosting an indoor cricket competition this January holidays called the ‘Hornsby PCYC Holiday Indoor Blast’!

This indoor competition will take place in the January school holidays and is to support our 10, 11 and 12 year old’s over the break.


  • Where – Indoor courts at the Hornsby PCYC at Waitara.
  • When – Thursday 12 January, Monday 16 January, Thursday 19 January and Monday 23 January 20
  • Game times – either 3:30pm or 4:30pm.
  • Competition set up – a round-robin style competition over four weekday afternoons.
  • Game structure – 60-minute Master Blast style games
  • Team structure:
  • 6 x mixed gender teams with eight players per team.
  • 2 x girl only teams with eight players per team.

Cost & Registration:

Who do I contact?

Contact Billy McCarthy for more information: Billy McCarthy

Other important information about the competition

  • If your child wants to play in a team with their best friends from school, and their cousin and their neighbour, then this is the competition for them. The team can even nominate a team name!
  • A player does not need to be involved in a cricket club/association affiliated to the HK&HDCA.
  • A player can register as a single, pair or any group number. Cricket NSW will allocate them to a team to make up eight players.
  • This competition is being run using the Cricket NSW internal competition administration team who will complete all administrative duties including registrations, PlayHQ, draws, scoring, tables, etc.

PlayHQ issues

If you are experiencing any PlayHQ issues, please have a look at two new landing pages which will provide greater support and clarity about future updates and bug fixes.

  1. Known Issues Page – You can also log issues here so that the helpdesk can notify you when it is resolved
  2. Delivery Roadmap

 Access to PlayHQ stats

A short-term work-around has been found to allow access to Player stats for players from our Club.

To access Team based stats for Teams playing for West Penno you can access these through:

  • MyCricket App > Player Stats > Select Team.

Once into the Team stats, just click on to each Player to see individual player performances for this season. Unfortunately, career stats are not yet linked but will be in the New Year.

Association News

Season calendar

The Season calendar is: Season calendar

Current info (11 January 2023)

  • The Association has changed the Seniors draw for the remainder of the year as follows:
    • A1 (6 Teams) & A2 (4 Teams) Grades have been split into separate competitions – effective the current Round (10)
    • The Draw has been released for just Round 10 with the remaining games to be advised
  • Clubs focussing on marketing to the Girls Master Blasters & Stage 1 age groups (Up to U12) before July 1 2023 Season Registrations open, will ensure we have an All Girls Competition for 2023/24 Season

Junior Cricket Clinics

The Coaches’ Association (HKHDCCA) has scheduled three cricket clinics in the January 2023 school holidays.

  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – Wed 11 & Thurs. 12 January, 2023
  • Greenway 2 Oval, Cherrybrook – Mon 16 & Tues. 17 January
  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara – Tues 24 & Wed. 25 January

During the past 12 years, HKHDCCA has conducted 67 successful school holiday junior cricket clinics.

These clinics are designed for boys and girls aged from 6 – 14 years and they cater for all standards from beginners to representative level players.

  • Hours – 8.30am – 2.00pm each day.

How do I register?

Link to the attached Flyer

Online registrations can be made via this link – Register here

For more information, go to the Coaches’ Association’s Facebook page –

Blowfly Cricket

Season arrangements

Blowfly Cricket is underway with games at James Henty Oval. It is never too late to register so to find out more info go to our Blowfly website page –

What if I need more information?

Please contact Bill Peterkin at here

How do Register?

You can register and pay online through the following link.

Register | PlayHQ

Channel 10 – The Project story

Check out the News report on Channel’s 10 ‘The Project’ –Blowfly TV item from about 1:43 secs.



There are 4 x formats for Girls and the details are below:

  • Junior Blasters – girls & boys aged 5 to 7 years of age – Saturday morning
  • Stage 1(a) – Master Blasters (Girls Only who are new to cricket)
  • Stage 1 (b) Sixers Girls Cricket – Saturday afternoon (1.00 pm)
  • Stages 2 & 3 – Sixers Girls Cricket League Saturday afternoon

Check out full details, including how to register then go to the following link –

Round 12 (coming up – 28 January 2023)

Stage 1 (U11)

10.30 am game (Junior)

  • WPHC (Gardner) Vs TBC


1.00 pm game (Senior)

  • WPHC (Barty) Vs TBC


Stage 2 (U13)

  • WPHC (Darlington) Vs TBC
  • WPHC (Thomas) Vs TBC


Stage 3 (U17)

  • WPHC (Learoyd) Vs TBC

Competition Tables

After 11 Rounds, the latest status is:

Stage 1

  • Gardner (8th) – Saturday morning
  • Barty (7th ) – Saturday afternoon

Stage 2

  • Darlington (=5th); Thomas (12th);

Stage 3

  • Learoyd (7th)

Juniors (mixed)

Season format

The season format is: Season calendar .

In summary:

  • Round 15 – starts again on Saturday 28th January with 5 weeks of normal Comp games
  • Semi Finals – Saturday 4th and 11th February 2023
  • Grand Final – Sunday 12th March 2023

Round highlights

Normally we would highlight every week the standout achievements from each Saturday. Unfortunately, with a few systems bugs with PlayHQ we can’t identify individual highlights without going through each scorecard. So until this bug is fixed we can’t provide this update.

Competition Tables

After 14 Rounds (17th December, 2022), the latest status is:

  • U16/17: White (2nd ); Red (3rd)
  • U15: Blue (2nd), Green (3rd);
  • U14: Blue (1st); Red (6th); Gold (7th);
  • U13:
    • HazlewoodOrange (1st); Red (8th)
    • Starc – Purple (2nd ); Gold (6th ); Blue (8th),
  • U12: Red (2nd); Gold (5th); Blue (=8th); Purple (=8th); Green (13th)
  • U11: No competition tables available (6 Teams)
  • U10: No competition tables available (6 Teams)
  • U9: No competition (4 Teams)
  • U8: No competition (5 teams)


The season calendar is: Season calendar .

Competition structure reconfigured

The Association has updated the draw (10 January 2023) and this can be accessed via PlayHQ –

Personal achievements

No significant achievements from last weekend with all but 2 games washed out.

Round highlights

Normally we would highlight every week the standout achievements from each Saturday. Unfortunately, with a few systems bugs with PlayHQ we can’t identify individual highlights without going through each scorecard. So until this bug is fixed we can’t provide this update.


Seniors training schedule is:

  1. Wednesday – WPH Sports Club nets from 4.00 pm until dark
  2. Friday – John Purchase Oval from 4.00 pm

Competition structure

Main Season

  • One day games – Rounds 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 (7 matches)
  • Two day games – Rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13 & 14 (7 matches)
  • Finals:
    • Semi’s – 4th & 11th March 2023
    • Grand Final – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2023.